Archives for Sciences

University announces new medical humanities degree program

May 26, 2017 | Faculty members in the College of Sciences and the College of Arts and Humanities have joined forces to create a new major that brings the two colleges together. Medical humanities, which will be available as both a major and minor, will launch fall 2017 and will feature classes from eight different academic departments across campus. The aim of the new major
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Two-week intersession offers bird watching class

May 16, 2017 | Biology | While most students move away from Searcy for summer break, many stay and work, complete internships or take summer classes on campus. For a handful of students, they’re finding themselves searching for birds in the woods of White County as part of an ornithology class taught each summer by Professor of Biology Nathan Mills. The two-week class takes place
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Recent alumni begin new phase in life

Jan. 31, 2017 | “During my K-12 education, I had many wonderful teachers, but there was one who really made an impact in my life,” December 2016 graduate Logan Beasley said. “This was my second-grade teacher who went above and beyond to help me succeed. She was always a kind and gentle-hearted teacher, and from that point on, I wanted to be just like her.”
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Professor awarded endowed chair for biomedical sciences

Aug. 30, 2016 | Sciences | The University’s College of Sciences selected Associate Professor Kevin Stewart as the Coons-Farrar Endowed Chair for the Biomedical Sciences — a position with five-year tenure and a $2,000 annual scholarly budget. The endowment was established in 1981 by Dr. Callie Mae Coons in memory of her mother Catherine Farrar Williams. Coons and her husband taught at Harding in the
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STEM Center hosts workshop for area teachers

Aug. 8, 2016 | STEM Center | This summer, the Finley STEM Center has been educating teachers in the White County area on how to implement new science standards in their classrooms with a workshop titled “New Standards Infused Hands-on Science.” With the help of a Title II, Part A: No Child Left Behind grant, teachers are being equipped with the resources to make those
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Little coders

July 28, 2016| Computer Science | If you walk in the Pryor-England Science building, you might not expect to hear the sounds of children’s giggles and excited conversation filling the hallways. If you enter a computer lab in the building’s newest expansion, you might not expect to see students whose feet don’t touch the ground, whose heads don’t clear the tops of computers, and whose
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Students develop software for law enforcement

July 20, 2016 | Computer Science | Dr. Dana Steil, assistant professor of computer science, is directing seven interns in the computer science department this summer as they develop software for law enforcement agencies in Arkansas, Alabama and Mississippi. According to Steil, the software focuses on aiding law enforcement in three areas: crash, crime and citation. Josh McAlister, a software development major from Nashville, Tennessee,
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Graduates reflect on time at HU

May 9, 2016 | Graduation | On Saturday, May 7, nearly 900 students woke up, donned their black caps and gowns, and crossed the Benson stage to receive their long-awaited diplomas. Graduates came from Harding’s 10 undergraduate degree programs, 14 pre-professional programs and 21 graduate and professional degree programs. Child life major Meredith Wood received her Bachelor of Science in the 9 a.m. commencement service
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Math department hosts third Pi Day

March 24, 2016 | Math | The department of mathematics celebrated Pi Day on Monday, March 14 with several events on campus. Proceeds from T-shirt sales went to fund an aspiring math teacher’s education for a year at George Benson Christian College in Namwianga, Zambia. In addition to selling Pi Day T-shirts and writing 1,200 of the endless digits of pi in chalk on the
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Engineering professor awarded $7,000 grant

March 11, 2016 | Engineering | Engineering professor awarded $7,000 grant Dr. Jon White, assistant professor of engineering and director of the computer engineering program, has been awarded a $7,000 faculty grant from the national funding agency VentureWell. VentureWell is a funding agency that focuses on entrepreneurship with a humanitarian aim. The organization is dedicated to helping the advancement of student ideas and inventions with
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